Matt Kimberley profile picture Matt Kimberley a year ago 39

This LT1 Setup Is The Complete V8 Crate Drivetrain You Can’t Afford

Set up on a turn-key pallet, this complete engine and gearbox comes with all the electronics, displays and even a steering wheel

Remind me later

The best place for a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS engine is, very obviously, under the bonnet of a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS.

This LT1 V8, though, was dropped out of a 12,000-mile donor car, presumably after an accident or because the owner wanted something a bit spicier than the mere 449bhp the 6.2-litre engine coughs out.

Chevrolet Camaro SS
Chevrolet Camaro SS

A full system, it’s almost totally intact and in full working order, as you can see from the Facebook video at the top. It comes with fuel tank, pedals, ECU and wiring looms, ABS unit, central locking system, instruments, eight-speed gearbox and radiator. The only thing that seems to be missing is the driver’s airbag, which backs the ‘accident damage’ theory for the block’s original home.

This is no old-school LS V8, boasting cylinder deactivation tech, direct injection and variable valve timing among its new-fangled acronyms. A meaty 455lb ft of torque backs up the power output, making this a serious piece of kit to install into your project car.

This LT1 Setup Is The Complete V8 Crate Drivetrain You Can’t Afford - News

The price is just a little off-putting. Some $13,495 separates your build from the best Christmas present it has ever had. Do we have any lottery winners in the audience…?

Sources: Jalopnik/Cleveland Power & Performance